March 23, 2013 | Filed Under Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Liberals, President, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston, Government, Ethics, Progressives | Comments Off on
IRS Wastes Your Taxes on Faux Star Trek Parody ‘Training Film’
-By Warner Todd Huston
You may have caught wind of this story last week, the story that unveiled that millions a year that the IRS wastes on faux training films and its own TV studios. But now the video of its schlocky, badly acted Star Trek parody is finally out.
The IRS pawned off this cringe inducing film on the country calling it a “training film,” but it really is just fluff and waste. There isn’t a second of any training perceivable in this $30,000 waste of tax dollars. It is supposed to be a parody of Star Trek, but, well, you watch and cringe at every bad second of this six-minute waste of money…
Thanks to CBS News for getting the FOIA together to force the IRS to release this embarrassing mess.
This horrid film isn’t the only so-called parody training film the IRS has wasted money on. The useless government agency spent some $60,000 on this one and another one purported to be a parody of Gilligan’s Island (video not yet made public).
But that isn’t all. Not only did the IRS waste $60,000 on these two disasters, it also wastes $4 million a year on its own TV studios.
This is a perfect example of why all this worrying about the sequester is such a joke. EVERY federal agency wastes like this every day and it could all be cut with no harm to the nation. The IRS does not need its own TV studios. It does not need to create training videos. It does not need to make parody videos. Further, it does not need all the salaries and pensions of those hired to work in these unnecessary facilities. All this comes out of OUR pockets, folks. And the IRS is but one of the thousands of agencies that waste millions of tax dollars on a daily basis.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.
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